Includes On the Web and In the News links curated by the authors, along with other audio/video content.
Click on the following links. Please note these will open in a new window.
In the News:
- TNT Researchers Set Out to Advance Pace and Effectiveness of Cognitive Skills Training
- DARPA and ASU Electrical Brain Stimulation Could Boost Learning and Memory by 30 Percent
Description: These resources and articles accompany the In the News features in this chapter.
Video 1: How Reliable Is Your Memory?
Description: Psychologist Elizabeth Loftus studies false memories, when people either remember things that didn’t happen or remember them differently from the way they really were.
Description: Researchers found information can be better retained with reinforcing stimuli delivered during sleep.
Video 3: What Is Alzheimer’s?
Description: In this video, neuroscientist Samuel Cohen discusses normal aging and Alzheimer’s disease.
Video 4: Can We Reverse the Effects of Aging?
Description: Stanford neuroscientist Tony Wyss-Coray studies the impact of aging on the human body and brain.
Audio 1: Memory and Forgetting
Description: Remembering is an unstable and profoundly unreliable process – it’s easy come, easy go as we learn how true memories can be obliterated, and false ones added.
Description: The Institute for Brain and Society’s H.M. page has information about the famous amnesiac and the project to digitize his brain and make it available for continued scientific study. New Scientist TV describes the preparation of H.M.’s brain and provides a video of the slicing and staining procedure. Having trouble visualizing the hippocampus? See it in a rotating transparent brain at Wikipedia.
Description: The professional journal Learning and Memory provides free access to published articles from the preceding year and earlier. The American Psychological Association is a good source of information on learning and memory and other topics. Many of the articles are brief updates appearing in the APA Monitor on Psychology. Just type the name of a topic in the search window.
On the Web 3: Alzheimer’s Association
Description: The Alzheimer’s Association has information about the disease, help for caregivers, and descriptions of research it is funding.
Description: The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke’s Wernicke-Korsakoff Syndrome Information Page describes the disorder, treatments, and research. The Family Caregiver Alliance has a useful fact sheet on Korsakoff syndrome, including characteristics, prevalence, diagnosis, and treatment.